SYLHET: A rampant Bangladesh is looking to ensure the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe with a match to go as they take on the visitors at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium here on March 3 (Tuesday).
The host’s confidence to seal the series stemmed from their effortless 169- run victory over Zimbabwe in the first match. In terms of runs, it was their largest victory in the one-day cricket history and their 14th consecutive victory against the Southern African nation in a row.
That utter dominating victory, however, came as a relief for the country’s cricket which hit the lowest ebb following some on field performance and off the field drama.
But as an opponent, Zimbabwe though is no match for Bangladesh if their performance is counted. Still, according to Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, it was not easier to play an ODI after eight months gap, whatever
the opponent is.
Mashrafe returned to form with bang, taking two wickets that helped him emulate the likes of Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Shoun Pollock and Jason Holder to achieve 100 wickets as captain. By taking those two wickets, he also completed 700-wicket in all format of cricket including International and domestic cricket.